October 13, 2017 at 10:26PM
My $2,500 Feature Film
Hey guys, I recently completed and released my first feature film. It's a musical adaptation of the classic allegorical novel "The Pilgrim's Progress" that I directed for my church on a budget of around $2,500. I'm the director, cinematographer, and editor. We had a lot of very serious interest from several small Christian distributors but ultimately the church really wanted to just release it for free, so you can watch the entire film on YouTube. It's about 83 minutes long. If you get a chance to watch it, I'd love to know what you think!
Check out the trailer here:
And watch the full film here:
A few years ago I never in a million years would have guessed that my first feature film would be a family-friendly musical, but all things considered I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. It's far, FAR from perfect, but I think it's safe to say that it's much better than it has any business being. I'm really hoping that it will serve as a good calling card as I work towards trying to secure a modest 6-figure budget for my next film.
Anyway, I'll post some background and general production details in a reply for anyone interested. And of course I'd be more than happy to answer questions that may help anyone else looking to make a no-budget feature or short film!